"It's hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell. Mixing rock and country with jazz and blues, he's found what connects them: improvisation and a sense of play. Unlike other pastichists, who tend to duck passion, Mr. Frisell plays up the pleasure in the music and also takes on another often-avoided subject, tenderness." - The New York Times
"Frisell is a revered figure among musicians - like Miles Davis and few others, his signature is built from pure sound and inflection; an anti-technique that is instantly identifiable." - The Philadelphia Inquirer
Bill Frisell returns to the Jaqua Concert Hall with his newest project: When You Wish Upon A Star, an exploration of the emotional power of classic film music. Bill draws upon the classic film and television music we have heard on screen and how it shapes and informs our emotional relationships to what we see. He is joined by singer Petra Haden, bassist Thomas Morgan, and drummer Matt Chamberlain in re-imagining time-honored gems such as "When You Wish Upon a Star", "To Kill a Mockingbird", "The Shadow of Your Smile", "Moon River", "You Only Live Twice", Frisell's own theme for Gary Larson’s television special, Tales from the Far Side and others.
This concert is eligible for The Shedd's Free Shedd Jazz Student Ticket
program, which makes a limited number of free tickets to 2015-16 Shedd jazz concerts available to students elementary through college. The program is made possible by a grant from Chamber Music America
and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information.